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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Pacific Blue

536 Crescent Blvd. (Main St.) Send to Phone
630-469-1080
Asian-tinged, west suburban seafooder that's good but not great.

Cuisine
Open
Dinner Tues.-Sun.
Features
  • Dress code: Casual dressy
  • Entertainment: Entertainment Fri.-Sat.
  • Full bar
  • Reservations suggested

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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Pacific Blue Restaurant Review

: Toned-down maritime décor---including ships and walls and ceilings in varying tones of blue---hint at the menu's fishy focus. Live jazz, which emanates from the lounge in back, classes up the joint. As for the menu, it's the brainchild of chef Jonji Gaffud, who previously worked for 120 Ocean Place, Les Deux Autres, Le Français, The Pump Room and the Signature Room, and it aims high but delivers only some of the time. For example, both the lobster ravioli, which is bathed in beautiful saffron cream sauce, and the lobster bisque aren’t pristinely fresh in flavor. The shrimp cocktail with avocado relish is much better; it's fresh, vibrant and prettily presented. Salads, including the house with baby greens, herb-roasted walnuts and velvety California artisan goat cheese in whole grain mustard-roasted fennel vinaigrette, are a satisfying way to start too. For dinner (or lunch), try the Alaskan halibut, which rests atop sweet rock shrimp-infused polenta in white wine-butter sauce or the similar cornmeal-crusted Lake Superior whitefish with creamy garlic mashed potatoes in a light roasted red pepper cream sauce. Others to try include olive-crusted whitefish and pan-seared scallops with lobster polenta.
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